Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Smoky Influence

Earlier I showed you one of the drawings i made for the caricature contest of Muscat Festival 2008. Here is another one. It shows how smoking can be picked up by kids because they might think its a way to act cool and look like an adult.

In the drawing you can see an evil cigarette trying to convince a kid to smoke telling him its the only way he can prove that he is an adult just like the group standing in the back. If he smokes that cigarette he can climb the ladder shown in the back and be just like them .. or at least he'll think that way.

as mentioned before this is one of the five drawings I made for the anti-smoking category of the contest. The characters I made in the drawing are wearing the national Omani dress "The Dishdasha". Same goes for all the other drawings I made for the contest since the audience of the gallery was Omani. look out for the rest of the drawings i made for the contest which I will be posting soon.

Click on the image below to view the original Arabic version of the drawing :

It's Offical !!

None of my readers complained it to me before but I always knew something was wrong with my blogger link :


Its too long and almost impossible to memorize. The only way to log in to my website is to use a bookmarked link and you cannot just type it from your head. Also, If you wanted to tell your friends : "Hey guys, I found this cool blog about a crazy dude who does cartoons and other weird stuff, but i can't remember the link right now so I'll send it to you when I get home" then you totally forget about it when you get home and this whole word of mouth marketing thingy goes to waste. Damn !

My precious readers you may suffer no more for I have found you an eternal solution. Instead of my previous long & boring blogger link, I now have my own cool domain name :


what ? I know its still long but its shorter than before okay. Ooh and you can still use the old and boring link if somehow you didn't like this one.

Anyways, congratulations to me.

Friday, June 12, 2009

First Choice

Last week my father told me about this painting competition that is being organized by the company he works for, DHL. The competition was for the families of the staff & the theme was the following: First Choice expressed without words in your form of art. I couldn't resist & decided to participate immediately. Basically I had to make a drawing that explains why DHL should always be your first choice. After a little chit-chat with dad i came up with this idea.

The drawing shows four postmen working for four different companies & each one of those postman is in the middle of his job doing a delivery to a customer's door so they are being imagined from the customer's eye-view. The first postman in the upper left has this angry & scary look. It gives the impression he is not enjoying his job much. In the upper right the postman is holding too many boxes & is being nervous. It shows how unprofessional & amateur he is.

In the lower left we see a lazy postman enjoying his power-nap while waiting for the customer to open the door. Only if he knew the customer did that long time ago and took a picture of him in that position to post it on facebook. At last, in the lower right we see the confident, professional & super trust-worthy DHL employee. He is on time as usual and looking more handsome and shinny than ever.

Unfortunately, my drawing didn't win. some other drawing that was involved with Cyclone Gonu was the winning one. Apparently it showed how DHL Oman was up few days after the cyclone Gonu while others weren't available. i didn't see the drawing myself but i think it deserves winning since it had a much better idea than mine. better luck for me next time i guess.